Virtual ‘Greenscapes Symposium’ - Feb. 18th

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Virtual ‘Greenscapes Symposium’ - Feb. 18th


The 18th annual “Greenscapes Symposium” will be hosted virtually this year by Montgomery Parks and Brookside Gardens on Friday, Feb. 18. The day-long event will be held from 9:15 a.m.- 4 p.m. The symposium brings together experts in the field of landscape sustainability and the environment to provide timely information and solutions to environmental challenges.


This year’s theme is “Advancing the Natural Landscape in a Modern World—Solutions for Sites and Situations.”

Early bird tickets at special prices will be available online through Jan. 7 for $45.

The symposium will feature live online lectures about gardening for wildlife, leveraging native plants for specific environments and how to apply ecological principles for planting design.

The symposium will be hosted online on Zoom. To register, go to

Gardening for wildlife and designing landscapes that mimic nature are being embraced by homeowners and design professionals alike. But leveraging native plants for specific environments and design outcomes can often be challenging. Obstacles can range from tough site conditions to urban gardens with limited space for creating beneficial ecosystems. The symposium will address exciting and novel uses of plants, planting design and application of ecological principles to overcome these roadblocks and achieve high-impact, sustainable designs.

This year’s presenters include Kelly Norris, an author and plantsman; Janet Davis, owner of Hill House Farm and Nursery; Colston Burrell, lecturer, garden designer and award-winning author and photographer; and Nigel Dunnett, plantsman, designer and professor of planting design and urban horticulture in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield.

Continuing education credits are being offered for symposium attendees from various organizations. Details are available on the symposium webpage.

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.


Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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Photograph by Roy Kelley

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Posted by

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Office:  301-258-7757 

Comments (6)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, thank you for sharing this information, and sure there will be lots of attention! 

Dec 28, 2021 01:38 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I love the colors on that Dahlia blossom, Roy.  Isn't it interesting that nature never combines colors that clash.

Dec 28, 2021 08:19 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Dec 28, 2021 08:23 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Dec 29, 2021 04:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jan 03, 2022 08:20 AM